So many people were interested and read my “What I’m Into” post from last week that I kind of felt like “Phew! I don’t have to post about sewing all the time!” Of course I love posting about sewing, but I’m interested in so many things and I like to share them. I thought I’d write up the cool stuff I find and share it on Fridays. Here is what I’ve enjoyed this week.
- Mindy Kaling’s Guide to Killer Confidence. Fantastic article, I’m a huge fan of hers. Read it, enjoy, then pass on to your teenage daughter.
- Do you love watching The Bachelor? The Bachelorette? I confess I tune in occasionally but I watch with loathing. I’ve heard huge things about Unreal, a comedy/drama that takes a look behind the scenes of a dating reality show. Apparently it’s humour is very dark and the cynic in me that makes me hate watch these shows will adore it. Can’t wait. Both my husband (who loves watching The Bachelor, both Aussie & US versions!!) and I have it next on our to-watch list.
- I’ve just finished reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It’s been a game changer for me. Sometimes the right book comes along at the right time, and I found that I was reading along just shouting (in my head!) YES!YES! The premise is that Gretchen Rubin realised she wasn’t feeling as happy as she could be in her day to day life, but didn’t want to do make a grandiose change like others (think Eat Pray Love) in order to make positive changes. Each chapter she outlines 3-4 small things she tackles in her life to make her happier.
I borrowed a copy from the library but I plan to buy it. It’s a book I see becoming a bit of a bible for me and I know I’ll refer back to it time and time again, and will probably buy copies as gifts for friends and family. If I could recommend one book for you to read this year it would be The Happiness Project. You won’t regret it.
- I’ve needed a perpetual calendar to record birthdays. I’m terrible at remembering and I like to have a bit of lead time so I can send a card in the mail (snail mail is so underrated! I adore getting snail mail.) I also hate using phone apps or reminders for that stuff. It needs to be written down in front of my face! Problem – it is really hard to find perpetual calendars. I googled until I could google no more. Etsy had a few but they were mainly printables. Thumbs down. Finally Kikki K came through with the goods, and like everything they sell, it is super gorgeous. This is the one I bought.
What about you? Have you been watching The Bachelor? Have you read The Happiness Project? Do calendar and reminder apps work for you or are you still (like me) a paper based do-list writer and diary keeper?
Have a great weekend! x